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What is punishment for disposing of asbestos improperly Ie.

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What is punishment for disposing of asbestos improperly? Ie. Small residence, floor tile in one room
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Legal-Guru replied 5 years ago.
Most violations are penalized by hefty fines (of up to $25,000/day) plus clean-up cost. However, major violations can lead to criminal prosecution.

Here is a link to an article on the EPA's website where a man was convicted of five felonies for a renovation that resulted in asbestos being released into an apartment complex. He faced up to 25 years in prison:

http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/cases/criminal/highlights/2011/yi-charles-03-29-11.pdf

That is certainly not the norm, but it is a possibility.
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